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Where to buy a house Leeds or York?
Hello,we are planning to relocate to York,Leeds area and we overwhelmed by choices, don't even know where to start looking.Our budget is k210-230,we would like 3bed detached/semi-detached with reasonable size garden.We have one year old and 2,5 y old schools are very important, would like to live somewhere family friendly with nice high Street (few caffes, decent grocery shop, restaurant) and plenty of green spaces.My husband will work in York city centre but in the future there might be job opportunity in Leeds and looking for a house with good road connections to both,he doesn't mind to comute up to 45 min one way or take a train. I don't drive yet so train station nerby is a must.Would appreciate any suggestions as we are in London and its quite a journey with little ones to organise an viewing, really want to narrow down search area.From what we found out north is nicer than south but more expensive also commuting from north can be a nightmare.We really like Harrogate, heard lots of good things regarding schools,seen few properties within our budget or slightly above(hoping to reduce asking price a bit)Are there any not nice parts of Harrogate,where you wouldn't want to live with small children or avoid in general.
Thank you for any advices.
York to Leeds is OK for a commute, Harrogate is quite a long way further.
To be honest, it depends who you are and what you want: they are very different. York is a cathedral city, full of lovely old shops and tourists. Leeds is a modern city. I'd go for the former, but I'm not you!
I think your budget is ambitious for Harrogate to be honest, and ones within budget aren't likely to be in the nicest of areas. But still worth a look. Garforth might be worth considering - pretty convenient for Leeds and York by road or train, not as expensive as some areas, and decent schools by all accounts. York is lovely, but again budget might be difficult for the nicer areas.
York is beautiful, Leeds less so. I've lived in both
Dunnington is nice, just outside York , good bus service to town
Stamford Bridge is nice, bit bigger than Dunnington, again good buses to town, plenty of new builds there.
Elvington and Wilberfoss are more nice areas
Sorry saw the train station nearby, won't work with my suggestions then as they are villages around York, though buses do go to the train station, i don't drive either
I'd go for York over Leeds. IME Leeds isn't the safest place to live.
You do realise Leeds is a pretty big and varied place ElfEars? And what areas of York do you think meet what the OP is looking for?
Thank you for all messages,we discontinued Harrogate because of the price and distant to York. We more keen on York, could someone please tell me how is Huntington , Hamilton dr east and Fulford area like.There are some listing above our £230 budget,but we might be able to strech bit more or have lower offer accepted.Also we don't mind something in need of work ( cheaper)as we will have extra income from rental in London, but really want it to be in nice location.
We were also thinking about Wetherby,any thoughts?I know there is no train station but that might be final kick to get driving license
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